Friday, October 2, 2009

Fun Fact Friday!

Let's try something this weekend, just for fun, shall we? :)

My followers list has grown, and so I'd like to take the time for us to get to know each other with some fun facts!

From now until Monday, please leave ANY and ALL questions you can think of that you'd like me to answer! They can be about absolutely anything ;), so be creative!

But here's THE CATCH!

If you want to ask a question, you have to leave a Fun Fact about yourself, too!

Tell us what your childhood talent was! Tell us the weirdest thing you've ever named a pet! Tell us what your dream job would be if you had a billion dollars! Tell the truth. It's space cowboy, isn't it? I knew it!

To get things started, I'll tell you guys about this whole crazy No Shampoo thing I'm doing!

I do wash my hair, but for now I just do it every few days with baking soda and water. I have a plastic cup in my shower that I shake about a half inch of baking soda into, fill with warm water, and dump on my head. It works wonderfully and actually feels great! :) I just massage my roots down to my tips, and I'm done.

The first night, I made the horrible mistake of filling the cup up with water from the tap instead of from the nice hot shower, and yeah. Cold water + head = Bad Times. But hey, I learned quickly! ;)

After that, I brush my hair with some boars bristles and just let it be. It was nasty as hell for the first week, but now it feels awesome, and smells squeaky clean.

Eventually, I'll be able to get away with just water once my hair fully adjusts :).

Think about it. You know all those old pictures from the 1800s showing native american women with their awesome, shiny hair? What about all those flappers, too? Curls to die for! Well, shampoo was invented in 1930, so you do the math. If those ladies didn't need shampoo, neither do we!

It turns out shampoo is just like The Matrix. We've all been programmed to think that we need it, but it actually makes us need it by screwing up our hair. MADNESS!

So, please ask anything you'd like, and I'll be happy to answer. I'm both frightened and excited to see what you come up with ;).

I'm also very excited to hear your Fun Facts, so let's get this party started!

Happy Friday!


Tere Kirkland said...

Love your picture of Fry! And I've got to try the baking soda thing. Does it count as a fun fact if I tell you I currently use a sodium laurel sulfate free shampoo puck from Lush?

So... what's your all-time favorite fantasy novel? Is this a hard question, ,like making you choose between kids? Or do you know already?

Enjoy your weekend!

Badass Geek said...

Fun Fact: I wasn't completely toilet trained until I was five years old. I guess I was a slow learner.

My question for you: If you could have written any book that has already been written/published, what would it be?

SJDuvall said...

Very cool about the baking soda!

Fun Fact: When I was three years old, I thought that when I grew up I would become a boy. My sentences always started with: "When I grow up and become a boy, I want to be a ballerina."

Question: It's actually about your hair! Hahaha. You rinse the baking soda out and then just dry the hair and it turns out beautiful like your picture? (Totally jealous and contemplating trying it). Where did you find the idea to do this?

Abby said...

Fun fact: When I was a kid, a friend of the family died, and I wanted to go to the funeral. My mom insisted I wouldn't enjoy it because all they did was show the body while everbody cried.

So, I thought everyone went into an auditorium and two men held up the body for everyone to see while everyone sat in the audience and cried. Interesting and disturbing visual for a kid. :)

My question: If you weren't a writer, what would your ultimate career goal be? Hitler's secretary? ;)

Abby said...

I thought of another question. :)

Do you use any product on your hair, like mousse, hairspray, or pomade? Does it wash out?

And another fun fact about me. I like to eat lemons with salt. Yum. That's like candy when I'm pregnant. :D